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Thread: TTC & Taking Clomid &/0r Metformin ~ December 2006 #3

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    Hi
    Butterfly Warrior I'm so pleased that your appointment went well today with your gp. Good luck with your appointment tomorrow. I hope you get the answers you need.

    Brigssy's Girl I wish you all the very best for the IUI this month. I think if thats the path dh and I need to go down, we'll have to wait a little while as I'm not working atm and funds are stretched.

    Willow I wish you all the very best for the IVF this month. I hope its not too long before your announcing a bfp.

    Ktgirl How are you sweet woman??? I hope your doing ok.



    Chelle I hope your feeling a little bit better today. Just remeber to take care of yourself and allow time to heal hun

    Hi to everyone else.

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    Hi all!!
    BW-glad your GP app't went well. Good luck for tomorrow! Keep calm!

    Mako-good luck with your FS too.

    Pollyanna-really just repeating about Clomid, but I know of friends who took it from D5 and have conceived! My Gynae spec locally advised D5-10, then my FS started me from D2. Don't think it matters much when u start. Fingers crossed. What dose will u be taking?

    Willow-good luck with the injections!

    Chelle-hope you're at home recovering ok following the d+c. Hope it went ok. Sending you hugs

    Me, will get my progesterone level checked tomorrow to see whether the follie popped or scrambled!! Was doing ok until noticed EWCM yesterday and today (D19 today)-what the...?? Never had this before at this time in my cycle-anybody else noticed this with Clomid? Checked OPK today and it was negative. (had OPK +ve, and blood LH +ve D13-so thought if I did ovulate, it was last week!!) Arrggh, who knows!! DH will be in for surprise xtra bd tonite just in case!!!!Hormones!!!!!

    Hi to everyone else,
    Milly

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    Mako - good luck with your FS appointment - i know it's difficult working out finances around all of this stuff - it's supposed to be easy and inexpensive to get yourself UTD - the expense is supposed to happen AFTER the baby is born (and for the rest of it's life!) - hopefully you won't need the IUI, but if you do, i hope it's a quick process for you - we've been pretty realistic in both the time and money we're prepared to actively commit to our ttc effort - time is probably more of an issue for us at the moment as DH is a fair bit older than me, but then his age isn't that much of a factor! thankfully, even though DH is only working locally at the moment as a casual truck driver, if we need an injection of funds, he's still mates with a few of his old bosses - and they'll give him a few weeks casual long distance work (he can earn up to four times what he's on at th moment, but would prefer to be home every night - he'll only do it again if we need he extra funds for additional treatment) - they're all calling him every couple of weeks to see if he's bored driving around here yet, so it won't take much to get the extra work - we'd just have to make sure that the time he's away is the time we take a TTC break - would hate to find i've got a nice big follie about to pop and realise he's three states away!

    Milly - hope you can find out what's going on with your body (although, by the sounds of it your DH might think it's christmas again already and not want you to go investigating!)

    BW - so glad you had a good appointment today - hope tomorrows one is just as helpful for you.

    as for me - painting kinda went by the wayside - forgot i had a dentist appt this morning, and what started as a general check up ended up as a filling - not happy! i have had a bit of a queasy stomach since FS increased metformin dose last month, and i just felt horrible the whole time so decided to take it easy this afternoon - DH has just called to say he'll be home soon - so the painting will be starting again very soon (i'm so glad painting like this realisitically only has to happen every ten years or so!)

    to everyone else, hope you're having a great day (or at least a tolerable day - hope you're feeling ok Chelle).

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    Hi all
    Thankyou ALL for lovely kind wishes. Makes me feel so loved!DH has been fantastic of course, as my darling kids. So cute.missed my little3yr old......BUT
    Im back! the wait was 2 days,(I was starved for 24hours at a time, and only got a small meal on the 24th hour cos surgery was all busy)....so I got let out late lst night. D&C went as well as to be expected. Jst glad to be home. Doctors seemed really horrified I have had a total of 6 miscarriages and the last 4 being in under 2 years!!!! SO...they are sending me to a clinic..yah I think. Finally someone has taken me seriously.They took away things for testing(FIRST TIME) and did heaps and heaps of bloods.I will have answers in 6-8 weeks. So just will take it easy and wait till I get AF which is always bang on 28-29 days after miscarriage. Feel kinda glad this part is over, was taking its toll.
    Im sort of looking forward to the wedding, just hard cos knowone will know. If I feel up to it I will share, cos I think it will help. There will just be way to many friends there not to I think.
    OOH bw good luck for ... now Im confused would that have been yesterday or today. The time thing confuses me. Its 6.42am thurday here!everyone still in bed, I couldnt sleep tum too soreish anyway goodsuper luck with your FS..you tell him girl
    Milly b...Goodluck with progesterone levels... we always waiting for something arnt we!
    Briggsys girl, wow you been busy painting. I def believe we need other things to be thinking about other that TTC! but its so hard isnt it...I struggle.Enjoy the little break...
    Mako, goodluck with your FS appointment too!
    Willow, may IVF do the trick quickly for you! I really pray for a successful BFP.
    To everyone else I cant go back any further, we WILL ALL get big fat POSITIVES in 2007!!!! BB just wont be ablt to keep up.
    Take care everyone

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    Good to see you back, Chelle. I think you are coping amazingly well - you are an incredibly strong woman to have gone through all of that. I hope the testing gives you some answers.

    In NZ, you're only a couple of hours ahead of us. So the appointment is today (in around 3 hours, in fact!). I'm feeling quite calm about it... I seem to have finally been successful in letting go of a lot of my worries and fears, and while I'm pretty sure there will be tears at the appointment, I'm not feeling like I'm in full on control freak mode.

    I find the time zone thing practically impossible to work out when dealing with people in the US - it's just too hard!

    BW

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    Chelle it's good to see you back. I do hope the tummy pain eases quickly for you.

    Well I've been to see specialist and she has recommended that dh and I head to IUI. I don't know how I feel about this atm and I'm fairly certain that dh won't be too happy about going down this track. I can't get him to talk about it or even listen to what I want to say about it. I tried last night again and he told me not to talk to him about this as he wanted to watch tv instead . I think I'm at the point that I'll give anything a go as I so desperately want to make dh a daddy and to hold a little bub of our own in my arms. I really hope that I can convince him that all will be ok if we do have IUI.
    Sorry for the ramble but I needed to get this off my chest.

    I hope everyone elses appointments have all gone ok.

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    Chelle-glad your back. Hope tummy settles soon. Hugs

    Mako-Hope ur ok. Hopefully DH will talk soon-Men definately think about these things diferently to us. I know what u mean about 'doing anything'-sort of feeling the same myself at the mo.Ramble as much as u like! Hugs too

    Me-my ramble is progesterone mega low. 7.4. Never had it this low before. Unelievable-before clomid had one cycle at 55, and one at 74, then since clomid a 10 and a 7. So, the follies on the uss, and the LH surge meant nothing at all.Could understand if I hadn't had any follies on USS, or any signs ov O. Just doesn't make sense...apart from the obvious, that my egg quality is poor. AF anyday now with progesterone so low.
    App't with FS on 30th. No more clomid this cycle. Feel we're heading to something more invasive, with or without my own eggs.

    Sorry for no more personals, not feeling too great now
    Milly

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    I'm afraid I have even more tales of woe to add. We'll be doing IVF+ICSI. All our results were bad... my GTT results even surprised the FS, they were that far off! I start the pill today, and just feel... :eek:

    BW

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    BW - So sorry to hear that your results didnt come back too good. Big hugs coming your way...

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    hi ladies,

    just wanted to pop by and see how things r going.

    BW - i hope things will get better for you, i will be sending out lots of baby dust!!!!!!!!

    i finally have my little boy. Jayden was born via c/s on the 28th of dec weighing
    10pds 1oz, 55 cm long, it has been a long journey to get here and i am so glad i had this forum to help me when it was tough going. (there are pics in his website). i pray that you all will be holding your little ones soon.

    take care everyone
    treena

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    Hey BW, I dont know If Im any stronger than any of you woman, but wat do you do... Im so sorry to hear that your appointment turned out not so great. I hope the new plan will work smooth as a babys bum!!!!and It will get you closer to your great BFP!!!
    Millyb, Im so sorry to hear your progesterone was low, big hugs to you at this time.
    Mako, men have funny ways of expressing themselves, he probably needs longer to think about it. Big hugs coming your way..
    Hi to walking art and everyone else of course.
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    BW - so sorry you're results weren't what you were hoping - i guess the one positive is that you now have a plan of attack - you're another step closer to your BFP!

    Chelle, so glad to hear things are going ok for you - at least they're actively looking to find out WHY this is happening now.

    Mako - sorry you have to head down the IUI path - i'm sure your DH is just trying to process what it all means and will come around eventually (mine did, but it took a while!!)

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    I've been swing madly from coping and ok, to really not coping and crying all afternoon... I'm an absolute mess! I'm sure it's all just taking time to process and sink in, though. Funny how before the appointment I kinda expected this, and was trying to prepare myself for it. I guess it just goes to show - you just can't prepare yourself for this sort of news!

    Mako, there's an excellent book which helps with the male side of this - swimming upstream. There's a thread about it in the general conception discussion forum. I have read it and found it to be great. I think I'll have to give it to DH tonight. Basically it explains the male aspect of infertility and assisted conception. It tells them how we feel, and tells us how they feel. If your DH won't talk, maybe the book will help?

    Thanks so much for the hugs and support, it really is helping me get through this.

    BW

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    Hi girls. I thought I should pop in to see how everyone is doing.

    BW- Sorry to hear that things didn't work out the way you wanted them too. Just hang in there because you are one step closer to your BFP. At least you can end this dredfully long cycle and get something happening.

    Mako- Thanks for asking after me. I am doing really well. Sorry to hear that your appointment also didn't go so well. Good luck with the IUI. I am sure your DH will be fine with it all but he probably needs a little time to absorb all of this information as well. Please don't be too scared about IUI it is really very easy and you are a strong woman so you will be fine.

    BG- Love the new Av very hot!!!

    Sorry I can't do more personals girls but I am running a bit late today. Will come back again soon. Love to all xoxox

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    Actually, that's the funny part of it, ktgirl - I don't end the cycle! They did a blood test to figure out whether I could just start the pill or not, and apparently I can. I guess I continue this way (with no AF) until we next see the FS which is on the 8th of February. I'm really going to have to change my sig... and maybe get rid of that silly ticker! And just when I'd got it all looking pretty and all!

    BW

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    BW - I have just got back and I wanted to send you a BIG For a look on the positive side ..... and you may not see it this way, you have a plan. A good plan. A plan that can bring you success and the fulfilment of a dream. It may not be the way you originally wanted it (but hey, I understand that ) but if it brings you waht you want then it will be worth it. You know I am here if you want me - anytime.

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    I am feeling *so* much better after the acupuncture appointment! My acupuncturist is just so wonderful!

    short story... the varicocele repair is still going to be worthwhile doing, and she thinks the IVF+ICSI for now is the way to go. If we can get the repair done soon enough, it means that the IVF clinic is able to inject healthier sperm into my eggs, which has to be a good sign. The acupuncturist also said that we've been through enough stuffing around for the last 12 months and getting nowhere, that even though the whole IVF thing looks scarily big, it at least has us moving somewhere, and quickly. Once I am pregnant, she can see us both being a whole lot less stressed, and as I am planning to continue the lifestyle and diet changes needed now not only through pregnancy but through my entire life (those insulin results are way too scary - I can see now that I must do this!), that the chances are that with a repaired varicocele, a healthier BW, a few years down the track me and DH might actually be able to get somewhere with natural conception rather than having to do IVF+ICSI every time we want to have a child. I'm also under instruction to try to hassle DH into having some acupuncture and getting himself more healthy (he's actually slightly overweight)... The only place the acupuncturist is disagreeing with the specialist is on the varicocele repair, but it looks like DH is happy to have it done anyway. Of course, this is all just speculation! DH was only with me for the first part of the appointment - he stopped in on his way to visit a client for work... I could get a completely different story when he gets home!

    But for now, I'm relaxed and smiling!

    BW

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    BW - glad to see you're feeling better about everything today - it's awesome when you get a little bit of extra "good info" to go with the bad so that you can make a plan of attack - good luck with it!

    KT - i'm loving the AV too - god i wish i was that slim!

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